Educator of the Week: Cathi Absalom

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Cathi Absalom never wanted to be a teacher, so she started out her career as an accountant. Even after a student t…

Educator of the Week: Jamie Barnes

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL) – Jamie Barnes is both an eighth-grade reading and language arts teacher and the cheerleading coach at Vance Middle Schoo…

Educator of the Week: Lisa Armentrout

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Lisa Armentrout went to school at Sulpher Springs and she’s spent 30 of her 35 years teaching there. She says the …

Educator of the Week: Elizabeth Williams

She teachers 9th through 12-grade science and says the best part of her job is explaining how important the subject is and how it is everywh…

Educator of the Week: Jenny Rice

Jenny Rice spent 11 years teaching 5th grade, now she’s in her second year educating 6th-grade students at Unicoi County Middle School.

Educator of the Week: Lauren Murr

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Lauren Murr is the daughter of two educators. She said she always wanted to buck the “family business” but fell in…

Educator of the Week: Carolyn Harris

Harris is the 2nd-grade teacher at Johnson Elementary. She teaches all subjects, including math, science, reading and language arts.

Educator of the Week: Jenny Turner

She’s now a third-grade teacher at Town Acres Elementary School in Johnson City. Ms. Turner sees 20 students per day in her self-contained c…

Educator of the Week: Amber Bacon

Bacon works with over 80 children a day as a 5th grade Reading/Language Arts at Social Studies. Both she says, are ripe with great reading o…

Educator of the week: Candice Gurley

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Candice Gurley always wanted to be a teacher.   She started her career at Stratton Elementary and moved to Lake Ri…

Educator of the Week: Allyson Miller

HAMPTON, TN (WJHL) – You could say that teaching is the family business for Allyson Miller. Her father is a retired teacher and she knew she…

Educator of the Week: Leanne Sanders

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Leanne Sanders always knew she wanted a career that would make a difference in other people’s lives. That’s w…

Educator of the week: Kevin Kendall

Kevin Kendall has spent the last 12 years on Roan Mountain.  He’s a history and social studies teacher. In his dozen years at the front of t…

Educator of the Week: Mary Alice Nipper

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Mary Alice Nipper has spent the last two decades in the classroom, all of them at Fairmont  Elementary School in J…

Educator of the Week: Amber Jeffers

GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Amber Jeffers told her parents she wanted to be a teacher when she was in Kindergarten.   After graduating from D…

Educator of the Week: Tina Reece

JOHNSON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) –  Tina Reece is affectionately known to her students at “Mama Reece”   She’s served as a Registered Nurse for 20 …

Educator of the Week: Kelly Bowman

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Kelly Bowman started out as a volunteer in school and turned that passion for teaching into a  career. She is now …